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The Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire : an instrument for measuring patterns for coping with decisional conflict

Mann, Leon, Burnett, Paul C., Radford, Mark, & Ford, Steve (1997) The Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire : an instrument for measuring patterns for coping with decisional conflict. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 10(1), pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

A study was conducted to examine the factorial validity of the Flinders Decision Making Questionnaire (Mann, 1982), a 31-item self-report inventory designed to measure tendencies to use three major coping patterns identified in the conflict theory of decision making (Janis and Mann, 1977): vigilance, hypervigilance, and defensive avoidance (procrastination, buck-passing, and rationalization). A sample of 2051 university students, comprising samples from Australia (n=262), New Zealand (n=260), the USA (n=475), Japan (n=359), Hong Kong (n=281) and Taiwan (n=414) was administered the DMQ. Factorial validity of the instrument was tested by confirmatory factor analysis with LISREL. Five different substantive models, representing different structural relationships between the decision-coping patterns had unsatisfactory fit to the data and could not be validated. A shortened instrument, containing 22 items, yielded a revised model comprising four identifiable factors-vigilance, hypervigilance, buck-passing, and procrastination. The revised model had adequate fit with data for each country sample and for the total sample, and was confirmed. It is recommended that the 22-item instrument, named the Melbourne DMQ, replace the Flinders DMQ for measurement of decision-coping patterns.

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ID Code: 27872
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Coping, Decisional Conflict, Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0771(199703)10:1<1::AID-BDM242>3.0.CO;2-X
ISSN: 0894-3257
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2009 10:35
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:58

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